Camp at Many Glacier Campground in Glacier National Park

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Enjoy a crackling campfire and a night underneath the stars at one of Glacier National Park's best campgrounds, with views of and access to some of the park's most spectacular sights, hikes, and adventures. 

Enjoy one of Glacier National Park's best campgrounds, Many Glacier Campground, which you can reach on the east side of the Continental Divide. 

Directions: Travel to the east side of the park, and take highway 89 to the town of Babb. From Babb, drive west, reenter the park, and arrive at the Many Glacier area and the campground itself.

Reservations: Half of the campsites at Many Glacier Campground are available for advance reservations, and the other half are  first-come first-served. To guarantee a spot at Many Glacier Campground, obtain an advance reservation online through Recreation.gov. Reservations through Recreation.gov must be made 3 days in advance.

Sight and Activities: From Many Glacier Campground, take in the many views one can enjoy from the Many Glacier area, most notably, Swiftcurrent Lake and Grinnell Point. Many longer hike options are available, including Lake Josephine, Grinnell Lake & Grinnell Glacier, Cracker Lake, and Iceberg Lake.

Food Safety: Remember to properly store your food from bears and other wildlife. 

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Close to all the trails in Many Glacier

We stayed here for four nights during our trip to Glacier and we loved it. Granted, all the sites are pretty much right on top of each other, but that's camping in a Natl Park for ya! All the bathrooms are very clean with running water and flush toilets. Not every campsite has a bear box (weird), but we just kept everything in our car. Be sure to keep a clean campsite as the rangers do patrol the grounds quite regularly and take bear safety VERY seriously. The gift shop/general store and the cafe are a short distance away which is very nice in case you're craving a candy bar or forgot to pack something.

Scenic, Convenient Location!

Since you can't reserve sites in advance, we got there early and had no problem getting a spot. This is a great campground in an awesome location - close proximity to lots of trailheads including the Grinell Glacier Trail. One evening there was a female moose and her 6-week old calf wandering the campground.

GET THERE EARLY!

If you haven't reserved this campground in advance, definitely get there as early as you possibly can on the day of your stay. We got there at 8:30AM and were told that there were no spots left. We got lucky because one opened up randomly, but this doesn't always happen. I recommend getting there no later than 7AM in the summer. There is also a website (google "glacier campground status") that will tell you what time it has filled in recent days. This campground is pretty grand, not necessarily for its views or seclusion, but for its easy access to everything in the Many Glacier area. Grinnell, Iceberg, and Ptarmigan Trails are all very close by, as well as Swiftcurrent Lake. There is also the Many Glacier Lodge nearby complete with a convenience store, coin-operated showers, and laundry, which is all available to the campground guests (and anyone else) as well.

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